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Passmore Surname Meaning

English (mainly Devon):: nickname from Old French passe mer ‘cross the sea’ used for a seafarer or sailor. See also Parslow . habitational name from Peasemore (Berkshire). The placename derives from Old English pise ‘pea’ + mere ‘pool’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ashmore, Paramore, Cashmore, Patmore, Rushmore, Sisemore, Dunsmore

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Where is the Passmore family from?

You can see how Passmore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Passmore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Passmore families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 617 Passmore families living in Devon. This was about 35% of all the recorded Passmore's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Passmore families in 1891.
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What did your Passmore ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Passmore. 12% of Passmore men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Passmore women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Passmore were Carpenter joiner and Private Means. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Incapacitated
  • Carpenter joiner

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Passmore. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Passmore. For the veterans among your Passmore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Passmore lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Passmore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Passmore in 1948 was 34, and 70 in 2004.

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